Review by Mogster453

Reviewed: 11/04/01 | Updated: 11/04/01

One of the better the DW spin offs

DWM2CJ is one of the best Dragon Warrior spin offs you can find in stores nowadays. With fluid controls and good graphics, this game is one of the best games you can find on the GBC. Only if Enix was inactive in the US after DW4, this good game could get more players. Without much a further ado, here's my review...

8-Story: The story is very original and very creative. you take on the role of young and clever Cobi, the son of a wise monster raiser. You find out the Navel plug gets destroyed and the tropical kingdom of Greatlog is going to sink to the bottom of the sea. You must travel to foreign and magical lands to find plugs that will prevent the sinking of Greatlog, to that you must raise and duel powerful monsters to aid you in your quest.

6-Audio/Sound: The music can get annoying but you will kind of get the habit of humming the songs during gameplay. The sound effects are just like any other Dragon Warrior game, Dragon Warrior fans will get flashbacks. Sooner or later, you are going to play with the volume off since the music gets so repetitive and annoying.

8-Graphics: The graphics are very good for a GBC game and the towns and the overworld are very detailed. The monsters are very well drawn and colored. The character sprites are very identical to DW3 GBC's design. Akira Toriyama did a nice job with the new monster and character designs. This was the reason why this game is exclusive to the Gameboy Color.

9-Gameplay: The learning curve for the controls doesn't take too long for beginners, but Dragon Warrior vets should pick it up from the start. The menus are simple to cruise. There are many breeding combinations and results, so the game can get very addicting and make yous stay up past your bedtime. Unlike DWM1, DWM2 plays more like a real Dragon Warrior RPG, which means that you can visit other towns and dungeons rather than only traveling thru travelers gates and trying to get to the bottom level to fight the boss of the gate in DWM1. The number of magic keys and tiny medals to collect also makes this game incredibly addictive and unique.

Rent or Buy?: If you just beat Pokemon Gold for the 50th time, you might want to pick this game up for a more meaningful and real monster raising RPG experience. I suggest you rent it if you are a Poke-fan or a Dragon Warrior fan, i promise, you won't be disapointed with this splendid Enix title.

Rating:   3.5 - Good

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